The International Students Association will host a Food Festival on Thursday.
Students will be assigned tables where they will prepare traditional foods from different countries.
Kristy Ng, senior marketing and management major from Plano, said she is looking forward to the event.
“Each table has their own country or culture,” Ng said. “Though a lot of students will make food from a culture that is not necessarily their own, they are proud to be able to say how this food relates to them.”
The association plans to have twelve to fifteen tables, each focused on a nation or culture. Nations include Rwanda, Mexico, America and more.
ISA experienced a high turnout at last week’s screening of Crazy Rich Asians.
“It was really great because there are not a lot of movies that express minorities’ culture… students were able to see themselves reflected on the big screen,” Ng said.
Ng, former ISA secretary, now serves as the International Student Services intern.
“The biggest thing that I love about ISA is that they immediately welcomed me as part of their family,” Ng said. “A lot of things on campus are about social standing, but ISA is about who you are as an individual.”
The group, partnering with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, plans to have a spring retreat later in the semester. According to Ng, there’s a significant overlap between students, so they are preparing for a larger crowd.
Students looking to get involved with ISA can be either domestic or international.
“A lot of people think it’s just for international students, but we want to help broaden both their cultural and moral views,” Ng said.
ISA hosts a Chapel every Thursday and game nights on Fridays. Students seeking involvement can sign up for the ISA newsletter by contacting Kristy Ng.